Today's MLB main slate features 10 games. While there are some rain concerns in many areas today, this 10-game slate should play out fully. Therefore, plenty of unique lineups will be scattered around DraftKings and FanDuel tonight.

With that said, check out today's MLB playbook below before you get your lineups in on DraftKings and FanDuel as we present our MLB DFS picks for today, May 28th!




MLB DFS Picks & Daily Fantasy Playbook Today, May 28

MLB Weather Today, 5/28

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox

  • There will be plenty of storms around the first pitch. But as long as they wait, this game should play after a potential early delay. 

Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins

  • There's potential for a late start, but it's still likely that this game will finish when it begins. 




MLB DFS Lineup Construction Thoughts

With today's slate, you can go in many different directions! While there are many pitchers I'd trust on tonight's slate, I still like Zack Wheeler the most. 

However, if you're looking to be a contrarian, you can consider Max Friend and Kevin Gausman, who are still top-tier pitchers, listed as mid-tier pitchers on tonight's slate. Still, offensively, the pool might be a little weaker than we're used to for a 10-game slate. 

Therefore, I'd add the core hitters before worrying about the pitcher slot. 

Recommended MLB DFS Starting Pitchers

Top Options For Strikeouts

Best Odds For A Win




Core MLB DFS Pitchers

Zack Wheeler, Philadelphia Phillies

Zack Wheeler has held opponents to a .122 ISO and wOBA of .252. He's also added 27.8% of strikeouts and has limited walks to 7.7%. While he's been worse against lefties, he'll more than likely face six righties in San Francisco's lineup. 

The Giants have hit just a .123 ISO and wOBA of .294 with 21.8% of strikeouts and 6.4% of walks against righties this season. Only Patrick Bailey has put up superb numbers all around against righties. Wheeler is easily the best pitcher on tonight's slate. 

Max Fried, Atlanta Braves

Max Fried hasn't earned a high rate of strikeouts. Therefore, don't expect high strikeouts from Fried against a Nationals projected lineup that has only struck out 17.9% of the time against lefties this year. However, you should still expect a quality start from Fried. 

The Nationals have only hit a .128 ISO and wOBA of .309 with just 6.3% of walks against lefties this year. So, while the Nationals are putting the ball in play against lefties, they're ultimately hitting over 46% of ground balls and just 20.9% of fly balls while combining to hit a 6% barrel percentage. Fried's a great option as a mid-tier pitcher. 

Kevin Gausman, Toronto Blue Jays

Kevin Gausman is another solid mid-tier option. He's facing the Chicago White Sox, who have combined to hit a .115 ISO and wOBA of .295 against righties using their projected lineup. While Gausman has struggled a bit with lefties this season, the lefties in the Chicago order have hit just a .090 ISO and wOBA of .280. 

They've done worse than the righties in the lineup despite going up against right-handed pitching. Gausman's strikeout numbers have dipped from last season. But he still has ace potential and usually doesn't give many free passes. 

Jesus Luzardo, Miami Marlins

Another mid-tier pitcher you'll want to consider is Jesus Luzardo. Luzardo has been dominant against right-handed batters as a left-handed pitcher. He's held righties to a .140 ISO and wOBA of .259 and is in line to face a Padres lineup that will likely have six righties in the lineup. Those six Padres righties have combined to hit just a .132 ISO and wOBA of .287 against lefties. 

Meanwhile, Luzardo is weaker against lefties as a lefty pitcher. But that's not that big of a deal, as the three lefties in San Diego's order have hit a .067 ISO and a .287 wOBA this season. The Padres don't strike out at a high rate against lefties, but Luzardo should still manage four or five if he goes five of six innings. 

Simeon Woods Richardson, Minnesota Twins

Simeon Woods Richardson isn't a bad look if you want to squeeze in a low-level pitcher. While he also won't add a ton of strikeouts, he's limited opponents to a .084 ISO and wOBA of .273 this season. That's a result of his 4.9% of walks this year. 

Additionally, he'll face a Royals lineup that has only hit a .145 ISO and wOBA of .296 against righties this season. Bobby Witt, Vinnie Pasquantino, and Salvador Perez are a bit scary, but the other six batters in the lineup have been weak and have shown no consistency against righties. 




Recommended MLB DFS Hitters

Highest Expected Run Totals 

Core MLB DFS Hitters

Matt Olson, 1B, Atlanta Braves

It hasn't exactly been the year everyone expected out of Matt Olson after he hit 54 home runs last season. But he's still managed to hit a .177 ISO and wOBA of .321 against righties this season. In addition, he's limited ground balls to 32.6% and has hit 32.6% of line drives with a team-high 68.5% of hard contact against righties. 

Tonight, he'll take on Jake Irvin of the Nationals, who has been awful against lefties over the last two seasons. Last year, Irvin allowed lefties a .222 ISO and wOBA of .372. This year, he's allowed a .190 ISO and wOBA of .340 with just 18.4% of strikeouts and 34.4% of fly balls allowed. This is a really quality spot for Olson. With Ronald Acuna no longer available, the Braves will need his production more than ever. 

Danny Jansen, C, Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays haven't scored consistently. But that's not because of Danny Jansen. Against his first 77 righties, Jansen, another right-hander, has hit a .338 ISO and wOBA of .430 with only 13% of strikeouts and 11.7% of walks. He's one of the few consistent hitters in the Toronto lineup against other righties. 

Meanwhile, the Blue Jays will face righty Mike Clevinger, who has struggled more against righties this season. While he's been awful against both sides, Clevinger has given up a .370 ISO and wOBA of .541 to his first 33 righties this season. You're going to want to play Jansen at catcher tonight. 

Aaron Judge, OF, Juan Soto, OF, Alex Verdugo, OF, Anthony Rizzo, 1B

Griffin Canning will take the hill for the Angels tonight. The Los Angeles righty has allowed a .254 ISO and wOBA of .396 to his first 133 lefties this season. Canning has also struck out only 15% of lefties and has allowed 34.7% of fly balls while inducing just 33.7% of ground balls to lefties. 

That's where Juan Soto, Alex Verdugo, and Anthony Rizzo come in. Soto has slugged a .287 ISO and wOBA of .433 with only 16.4% of strikeouts. Verdugo has struck out 7.8% of the time and has an ISO of .200 with a wOBA of .346 against righties. Lastly, Rizzo has hit a .172 ISO and wOBA of .343 with only 18% of strikeouts. 

Additionally, I included Aaron Judge. While Canning has held righties to a .125 ISO and wOBA of .266 this season, he's also allowed 35.4% of fly balls to righties and struggled badly against righties last season. Judge is one of the hottest hitters in baseball and has a .346 ISO and wOBA of .429 against righties this season. 

Dylan Moore, 3B/SS, Seattle Mariners

Dylan Moore has been one of the biggest surprises this season. The right-handed hitter is currently batting second for the Mariners. That used to be the spot for Julio Rodriguez, but he's now batting 5th due to his struggles. 

Moore has hit a .218 ISO and wOBA of .354 against righties this season. He'll face Hunter Brown of the Astros tonight, who has allowed righties to hit a .218 ISO and wOBA of .422 this season. Brown has also struck out 19.1% of righties and issued 11.2% of walks. 



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